Plant Care Pincushion Peperomia
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Pincushion Peperomia

4.5 out of 5 (62 experiences)

Pincushion Peperomia has a Survivor plant personality Survivor
Pincushion Peperomia has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower

Also known as

Happy Bean and Amigo Peperomia

Taxonomy

Peperomia ferreyrae
Peperomia
Piperaceae
Piperales

What other plant parents say

Pincushion Peperomia has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 28
Pincushion Peperomia has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 27
Pincushion Peperomia has a Easy to propagate plant personality Easy to propagate 9
Pincushion Peperomia has a Browns easily plant personality Browns easily 8
Pincushion Peperomia has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves 6
Pincushion Peperomia has a Pet friendly plant personality Pet friendly 6
Pincushion Peperomia has a Blooms easily plant personality Blooms easily 3
Pincushion Peperomia has a Pest magnet plant personality Pest magnet 1
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@Thegreenwit…
Williamston, North Carolina
Rating of the plant Pincushion Peperomia named Little Homie 1/2 Dead by Thegreenwitch on Greg, the plant care app
08/09/2021

This plant is very strange. He continues to grow quickly, but does not like to be transplanted to a larger pot. Once I moved him to a bigger pot after he doubled in size, he stopped growing and the…

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Getplanting avatar on Greg, the plant care app Rating of the plant Pincushion Peperomia named green bean by Getplanting on Greg, the plant care app
05/14/2021

I’ve had this plant for awhile and I’ve forgotten to water it a couple of times but it doesn’t mind at all. the leaves have been falling off which is kind of odd but she does like high humidity and m…

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@Katejane
Luton, England
Rating of the plant Pincushion Peperomia named Pepper by Katejane on Greg, the plant care app
05/26/2021

I could’ve bought her with issues so keep that in mind. I ordered mine, and within a week each leaf went brown and mushy. I have chopped off the healthy tops and have planted one into soil, taken a h…

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@Katejane
Luton, England
Rating of the plant Pincushion Peperomia named Pepper by Katejane on Greg, the plant care app
05/26/2021

I could’ve bought her with issues so keep that in mind. I ordered mine, and within a week each leaf went brown and mushy. I have chopped off the healthy tops and have planted one into soil, taken a h…

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@Sarahg
Houston, Texas
Rating of the plant Pincushion Peperomia named Larry by Sarahg on Greg, the plant care app
05/09/2021

This little guy is so chill. Im a bartender and I keep him on my bar counter, water him once a week (sometimes once a month) and thats about it. He’s grown about 2in in the three months I’ve had him …

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Imogen avatar on Greg, the plant care app Rating of the plant Pincushion Peperomia named Your plant by Imogen on Greg, the plant care app
06/04/2021

Sometimes the leaves will turn black and kinda fall off, this usually means it wants water, i water mine from the bottom (I have it on a saucer) and put a little bit and the stem :)

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Lincoln, Nebraska
Rating of the plant Pincushion Peperomia named Kardashian by Annachromatic on Greg, the plant care app
08/07/2021

Set it and forget it. Super easy to take care of. It’s the second plant I got and I water it maybe every two weeks and mist it in between and she’s thriving.

Itsmekellyg avatar on Greg, the plant care app Rating of the plant Pincushion Peperomia named Green Bean by Itsmekellyg on Greg, the plant care app
06/23/2021

Super easy and luscious grower. I had to get bamboo stakes because it’s gotten so tall and will sometimes fall over or break! It’s a very fun and easy plant.

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@Lalawilk365
McKinney, Texas
Rating of the plant Pincushion Peperomia named Zane by Lalawilk365 on Greg, the plant care app
03/10/2021

This plant is strange and interesting all in one. Loves to be watered on schedule, requires lots of light, easy to propagate, and leave can call off easily.

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@Roxanne
Benbrook, Texas
Rating of the plant Pincushion Peperomia named Luna by Roxanne on Greg, the plant care app
07/04/2021

I live the look it did well indoors for a while but then the leaves started failing off . I will need some lessons on how to care for her

How to care for Pincushion Peperomia

Water

How often to water your Pincushion Peperomia

Water needs for Pincushion Peperomia
0.5 cups
every 9

Pincushion Peperomia needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot.

Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.

Calculate water needs of Pincushion Peperomia

Water 0.5 cups every
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

Select the pot size

5"
Light

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A plant's growing potential is determined from its location, the time of year, and current local weather.

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Finding light for Pincushion Peperomia in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Pincushion Peperomia: 3ft from a window
3ft or less from
a window

Pincushion Peperomia may have difficulty thriving, and will drop leaves 🍃, without ample sunlight.

Place it less than 3 feet from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.

Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement of Pincushion Peperomia in your home 🏡.

Nutrients

How to fertilize Pincushion Peperomia

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Pincushion Peperomia: repot after 2X growth

Most potting soils come with ample nutrients which plants use to produce new growth.

By the time your plant has depleted the nutrients in its soil it’s likely grown enough to need a larger pot anyway.

To replenish this plant's nutrients, repot your Pincushion Peperomia after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

Care Summary for Pincushion Peperomia

Pincushion Peperomia

Pincushion Peperomia


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 9 days

Placement

< 3ft from a window

Nutrients

Repot after 2x growth

Based on the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

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